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explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
with the help of her 6-year-old son, and it sure has paid off as she hase welcome from new york city tammy austin. so pretty. >> thank you. [kiss] meredith: good to see you. all right, tammy, we discovered yesterday that your son is a fan of this show, he's been helping you prepare, that you are also a risk taker... >> apparently. meredith: not afraid to make some guesses. well, they certainly paid off. >> they did yesterday. meredith: but at what point do you think, "i probably won't be risky" at some point in this game? >> well...usually my line is that if it doesn't take a lot of preparation or endurance or training, i'll do it. meredith: uh-huh. >> i've been kind of training for this one by collecting useless knowledge for a long time. meredith: ha ha! >> we'll see, you know? it's ok. it's actually not useless anymore. meredith: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't
in a century. the warnings could not be clearer. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: a snowstorm that hit the great lakes with snow and ice is joining another storm in the south to form a monster nor'easter. as many as 23 million people are in the path. some coastal areas hit by hurricane sandy are in the bull's-eye of a prolonged storm. some of sandy's survivors still living in tents on new york's staten island will have to move. floods threaten the northeast shoreline for thousands of miles. it's a dreaded sense of deja vu. along the new jersey shore. >> i think i'm going to have to move my things upstairs and see what happens. >> in case it floods? yeah. >> reporter: salt truck and plow operators from pennsylvania to maine are ready for a long haul. >> it will probably be a long four days. you know? which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: fears of power outages sent people to the supermarkets to stock up. sales of generators are brisk, and travelers have been changing plans, rebooking flights to avoid agonizing airline delays. >> they relaxed their po
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no
of president assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one time, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they s
. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran never recovered after those 444 days. americans held hostage as the world watched. right here in the heart of downtown tehran, what used to be the u.s. embassy of course, the infamous backdrop to the hostage crisis that began unfolding in '79, you can see the gates are still here, still closed decades later. and behind us here what used to be the seal. you can still faintly make out "united states of america
with them. she did announce that the city will hold a parade in honor of its team on tuesday. and wow. look at that. well deserved. but man, that's a lot of people. >> that's a good -- you can imagine folks are probably still up in baltimore carrying on, acting a fool. as they should. >> you don't think they're watching now? >> if they do, they won't remember it. >> i won't remember tonight. >> it was a good game. it was a good game. >> it was. it was great. >> and congrats to my favorite city, new orleans, always doing a good job in hosting. so enjoy, baltimore. and stay tuned for more from the super bowl, including some post-game analysis and the commercial that cbs did not want you to see. we'll have all the angles covered all morning long right here on abc news. >>> and now to breaking news from southern california, where there's been a deadly bus crash. at least eight people were killed when the bus hit a pickup truck and a car. the accident happened on a rural mountain roadside about 80 miles east of los angeles. dozens of people were treated at the scene or taken to a nearby hospital
. >>> the northeast is bracing for what is likely to be a monster storm expected to leave some cities buried under two feet of snow. forecasters say it could be the worst snowstorm to hit the northeast since the powerful blizzards that paralyzed the area two winters ago. the heaviest snow moves in friday evening, with boston and coastal new england bearing the brunt of it. and the new york city area could also get a fair share of snow. and the storm is trouble for airline travelers and major hubs, including chicago. some airlines are already waiving rebooking fees from midwest and northeast flights. major delays and cancellations are expected to follow. and snow is coming down in chicago. freezing rain and sleet is expected throughout the morning. that means a very messy and treacherous commute for millions of people. as the storm intensifies, plows are also hitting the streets in madison, wisconsin. >> we can't complain too much. the last two winters have been fairly light by northeast terms. so we're kind of due for a messy one, and here it comes. >> it always happens in february. >> that's right. a
spears is set to perform her own show in vegas. >> sin city. >> this is going to be huge. "extra" is reporting she's set to headline a new show in vegas. it's between two casinos. they haven't decided which one yet. ceasar's is kind of on the ballot. formal announcement within the next couple of weeks according to her manager. so this is definitely happening. just some background information on this woman who has had quite the comeback. she looks so incredibly hot these days. she's the top earning female artist in 2012. she ranked as the highest paid performer in 2012. she earned $58 million in 2011, $64 million in 2010. so in your face, critics. >> she is bankable. i'm sure it's a big contract. britney in fighting shape is a force to be reckoned with. don't let the crazy bald-headed thing fool you. britney is hot stuff. but they don't give those contracts to just anybody. they count on big stars packing that house day after day. >> and she will. >> she will, making big money. >> it's a nice place to land. >> not bad for a little girl from louisiana. keep doing your thing, britne
, a chunk of space rock big enough to level a city is hurtling towards our planet eight times faster than a speeding bullet. the good news is scientists say it will miss. the scary news is, the 130,000 metric ton astroid called da-14 is the size of half a football field, and it will be much closer than the moon. in fact, it will thread the needle between earth and the roughly 600 satellites around us. the ones that your cell phone relies on, possibly even smashing one on its way by. but if that's why you're think thing is a long way from all of us way down here walking the streets, you may want to think again. the last close call turned out to be a direct hit. it was 1908, and luckily it hit the middle of nowhere, siberia, decimating 1,000 miles of trees but no people. >> if a very large astroid hit, it would probably create the same kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. >> reporter: no one knew it was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for astroids, which is why a trio of americ
of the highlights of this year's international toy fair that took place right here in new york city. some cool toys we're going to show you. >>> but first breaking news. the hunt for christopher dorner appears to be over this morning. police believe his body is still in the burned out cabin but say it's just hot for investigators to go inside. >> dorner is linked to the murder of four people, including a sheriff's deputy who died just yesterday in that gun battle. >> abc's brandi hitt joins us now from los angeles. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. >> unfortunately, another police officer died yesterday in that shootout with dorner. >> that >> reporter: that's right. this manhunt turned very intense yesterday. this deadly shootout happened after a series of events, i ardz cog two deputies, they say that a person matching dorner's description tied up two women and stole their vehicle. that turned into a scenario where one of the women was able to get loose and call 911. authorities then say a person matching dorner's description stole another vehicle, carjacked the vehicle. there was
lake city. mostly 30s in the nation's midsection. 40s in the northeast. >>> when you see these next pictures, you're going to wonder how no one was killed or injured. check it out. a car landed up lodged on the roof of a house in houston. >> that is crazy. police say it must have been going about 90 miles an hour when it hit an embankment, launched into the air, crashed into one house and landed upside down on a second house. no one at either home was injured. the driver walked away with barely a scratch. the driver walked away with barely a scratch. >> onlookers were in disbelief. >> a big crane was brought in and pulled the car out ten hours after the crash. so the driver survives. now he's got to pay for the car and damage to two homes. >> can you imagine? he's sitting in the front seat going sorry, didn't mean it. >> lucky for him. man, oh man. these are the kinds of stories we like telling. >>> coming up, taking drastic action when pet dogs and cats get too fat. >>> and all the viral videos coming from dash board cameras in russia. why are we seeing so many incredible scenes li
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